Anthony Venn-Brown OAM
Anthony Venn-Brown is an author and a respected LGBTQ community leader. In a former life, he was a high-profile Pentecostal preacher in such megachurches as Hillsong. His bestselling autobiography, ‘A Life of Unlearning’, details his rise to prominence in the church and his decades-long attempts trying NOT to be gay, including conversion “therapy”, exorcisms and marriage.
Anthony is the founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International, supporting LGBTQ people of faith and bringing ex-gay/reparative/conversion ‘therapy’ practices and organisations to an end. In 2020, Anthony was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to the LGBTQ community.